‘I’m going to die today’

  • Caleb Loehrer / The Garden Island

    Curtis Allen spends as much time as he can sitting on a third-floor lanai at Wilcox Medical Center. He likes to watch the weather come in over Ha‘upu Mountain — his only break from the hospital bed he is confined to for 20 hours a day.

LIHUE — Sometimes, Curtis Allen thinks he would have been better off if the accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down had killed him.